A Synoptic Hamlet: a Critical-Synoptic Edition of the Second Quarto and First Folio Texts of Hamlet

Jesús Tronch-Pérez

Colección: Oberta, 75

ISBN: 978-84-370-5381-3

Materia: filología

Submaterias: filología anglogermánica

Idioma: inglés

Coeditor: Sociedad Española de Estudios Renacentistas Ingleses (SEDERI)

Año ed.: 2002

Encuadernación: rústica

Formato: 17 x 23 cm.

Páginas: 408 pp.

24,00 €



A Synoptic Hamlet is an alternative response to the editorial problems of this multiple-text play. Like most critical editions, it presents the early texts in a manner helpful to the general reader by modernizing spelling and punctuation, and emending non-sensical readings. However, it does not hide the text's diversity by exclusively selecting readings from either the Second Quarto or the First Folio in order to reconstruct a single-reading version corresponding to the authentic Hamlet. Rather, it makes their significant variants immediately available in the line itself (offering alternative editorial interpretations of identical or similar readings at certain points). Thus the reader can have a direct appreciation of the divergence and similarity between these early texts from which the Hamlet of today is known.